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Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by Zeussy, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Zeussy

    Zeussy SSM11K

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    Hey guys and gurls,

    I have finally got around to posting up my ride, a VY Acclaim, ex-cop car, general duties my guess, (no unicorn chip for me!!) but it had the go-go lights inside...

    INTERIOR:

    I got it stock as a rock, aside from tinted windows, and a few holes inside, it now has a resonable stereo in it, stock H/U with phreddy's auxillary audio input and low level outputs, for the amps a Fusion encounter 4 channel running the door speakers, for the fronts Alpine splits, type 'S' and in the rears Alpine coaxials... a cadence mono block running the 6x9's in the parcel shelf - Kenwood, three ways, and a mono block pioneer amp running the 2 x 12 inch pioneer type 'S' subs, in factory box...

    Sounds good, a little loud in the rear seats, but in the front it sounds good!!

    Phreddy-erized dash - controls, with colour morphing needles, blue to purple to red...

    Second best interior mod so far.. fully sick fox tail hanging from the rear view mirror!!! LMAO...

    Door inserts and top half of the interior in Black Velvet, like velour - but softer, really short pile? (brush it one way, its dark, the other its lighter?!!)

    EXTERIOR:

    De-badged all except the front lion...
    Door protector strips gooone...
    'Fully smooth bro' Shaved door handles...
    WK/WL side indicators...
    Debadged/shaved rear lion badge...
    Chrome strips around windows/doors...
    VZ rear bumper...
    VZ Calais tailights...
    VY SS Headlights...
    20" inch Deluxe Rims...
    Rolled and flared front and rear gaurds to suit rims, fully loaded with trailer on, no scrubbin!! Done the old fashioned way, ballpien hammer with a dolly...

    Lovelles, Super Low? The lowest they make...
    Lowered Monroe gas shocks, all four corners...

    VZ SS twin exhaust, (2 1/4") twin V8 cats...
    Rear resinator removed replaced with twin 2 1/2" pipes...

    FUTURE MODS:

    FULL RESPRAY!!! Original colour again?! Hopefully it looks good... :D
    SS front bar, fog lights...
    Either Chrome SS grille, or Matte/Satin Black

    Twin 3" dumpies. Chrome/Satin/Matte Black...

    Chrome garnish around number plate...



    So, what does everyone think it needs (either first up, or at all) besides a new set of wheels!


    Cheers all,
    Josh...

    AKA Zeussy! :p
     
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  2. Zeussy

    Zeussy SSM11K

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    ^^^ Just after a wash...

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    ^^^ Aussie Pride FTW!! lol...

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    ^^^ Slotted discs, painted calipers, VY SS Headlights...

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    ^^^^ See the baby flare on the gaurd, usually it has a ridge about an inch in from the edge following the wheel arch, like the fronts, I shaped it so it was at the same curve as the body, dolly'd flat, smoothed with body filler.. gives about 1/2'' extra clearance at the sides that stock, good for straightening the wheel alignment up...

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    ^^^ VZ SS Exhaust, twin cats...

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    ^^^^ Phreddy-erized dash...
     
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    Love it!!!!!!!!!!! sweet colour and very clean car

    haha go the non spoiler, im savin now so i can do it to my vy exec,

    i can also see u have snuck a small southern cross on ur back window, nicccce lol

    what year is ur car? sorry if u already covered it

    cheers

    i was also thinking about tryin to contact phreddy about my dash, from seeing ur otheer post, that was wicked

    mmmm definately loose the back lion, im thinking about doing it to, that aswell as getting my spoiler off
     
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    CANYONERO Likes Cheese...

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    nice ride dude, losin the lion and spoiler is the best thing ive done to mine, looks sweet!
     
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    Haha Cheers VjamesY..
    Yeah I prefer the cleaner look of the no spoiler too, was thinking about the Senator? lip spoiler, just the little one that mounts flush to the bootlid... but ehhh...
    Yes yes a nice little tribute to the great southern land, not too big,

    Its a 2003 model, not sure on the month, ill have a look then edit it in to the first post..


    Yeah I love the dash, drive with the lights on all the time just about!!
    If you can get in contact with him, I reccomend doing it!! It may take an email or two, but once he's on the job - its all guns blazing till its completed... he's not happy unless you're happy..

    I cant reccomend him enough, great bloke, and great work, I just need to get around to going back down there, to get some number plate light LED's, and see what else he has got sorted - interior lights, footwell LED's etc etc...

    And Cheers DVSV8, looks like its going on a holiday then!!

    NO BOOTLID SPOILERS FTW!!!!
     
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    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    Looks sweet mate. Maybe an SS front bar to give it that sporty look. How much did it cost to get your exhaust done. I know you bought it for $20 but after install and extra parts, etc, how much was it?
     
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    Thanks DUK13Y,

    I've been looking around for a resonably priced SS front bar for a while, I might be able to get my hands on a VY Calais front and rear bar, and side skirts if they are different, soon, know someone with one that wants to put a bodykit on it!!
    If not ill just put foggies in the stock one,

    Um, all up...

    $20 ebay Exhaust...................(Ebay)....................$20 + a 2Hr drive either way to pick up...
    $80 each Cat.........................(Wreckers).............$160
    $7 each Exhaust Rubber.........(Holden)..................$14
    $28 Heat Shield.....................(Holden).................$28
    $17 Ultra Copper Sealant........(Supercheap)...........$17
    $2 New Exhaust bolts, x 8......(BWIP)....................$2
    Tex Screws, had some lying around...

    Think thats about it...?........................................$241 ?

    Plus I had to cut/weld the front 'Y' piece to suit the twin cats, chopped it off just before the crinkle bend (lol) kept the front sections, to either side manifold, then welded a flange on either side to suit the twin cats...

    So if I didnt have to buy new cats it would've been alot cheaper...
    Being handy with a welder helps keep the cost down too, it cost me about 3 meters of welding wire, off a 100 meter roll, and a cutting disc, (both which I already had, im always doing something with one of the cars/projects we have floating around here!!) And it cost around $200 to have a similar job done at the exhaust shop,

    And I made the new hanger for the drivers side out of the mount off the old exhaust, just needed a bend here and there, then welded that onto the rear 'K' frame, same spot as the original one, but on the opposite side...
     
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    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    Thanks mate. Really helpful. Hopefully I have the twin cat already. I'll just get an exhaust place to fit it because I don't have a welder nor experience with it.
    Cheers.
     
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    NP mate...

    Hey whats everyone rekon, I have a few shots of some minor damage and a repair job I did to it a while back, should I post it up too?? lol...

    You'll probly laugh and say bloody young hoons!! when you see it...
     
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    Yeh, i will try to get in contact with phreddy, were bouts is he located? lol those lights would get addictive after a while

    mmm i made a post ages ago about getting one of those boot lip thingos, like the small spoilers, but i think ill look into it when i get it all done.


    also did u get the back number plate surounding part colour coded, because mines black plastic, maybe because mine is an 02 model exec

    yeh post up the pics forsure
     
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    Phreddy's in Sydney, out Penrith way... Be persistant!! they do get addictive I show everyone, I love them!!

    Yeah, the jurys still out on the lip spoiler, I think it might need the full bodykit to pull it off?? and im not going fibreglass again,
    fibreglass + lowered = constantly repairing the bars!

    I think the Acclaims came out with it painted, more of a fancy look, lol but I want a chrome one, haha

    Pics eyy, well this is what happens when you be a goose!!

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    ^^^ Sideways into a parked car....
    Ripped the rear bumper half off and snapped it bending in behind the car, so I chopped the rest of it in half with a stanely knife threw it in the boot, then drove home!

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    ^^^ Check out the fox tail, hanging from the rear view mirror....

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    ^^^ The new quater panel is just sitting on there, not aligned right in the pics, and boot and the door isnt shut...


    I drove home from the windscreen place without it in, and no rear bar, got pulled up by the anti theft squad!! and sussed out for stealing/stripping a hottie!! pulled out the rego papers and they still didnt beleive me!!
     
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    ouch!!!! atleast you got it all figured out, so it wasnt that complicated of a repair job?
    mostly just replacement parts ay like bumper n lights n glass etc

    haha whats the chances of seeing anti theft squad on the road, especially when ur cars in pieces, you would have been spewing

    cops: mmmmm the car is registered in your name but ahhhhh that doesnt mean anything, hmmmm ill have to check up on that one
    lol cop major fail

    so u located in sydney???
    also is ur car an auto, theirs hardly any manual vy's around
     
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    Haha, yeah I know, unlucky to see the anti theft guys ayy..

    I pulled the rego out and wasnt taking it too seriously, then the cops (three of them, in a BA Blue unmarked falcon) were still fairly serious, so I stepped aside with the one that was doing all the talking, told him the whole story, "I just did this 3 days ago, (the damage) and got Neg. driving for it"
    I showed him the fine I still had in my wallet.. explained we just had the rear windscreen taken out to repair the quater panel, and the bumper was damaged in the accident so I removed it..

    He started to believe me at this point, I think it was just looking at the other fella that was in the car with me, to help me fix it, he looks a bit rough - tatts all over him skinny, sorta dodgey looking LMAO!! and I have a biggish tatt going half way down my right bicep-forearm.. So I cant really blame them...


    But yeahh I dont thing ive seen any manual Vy's, other than the 6speeds, I've seen a manual VX, my old boss used to have one, but other than that they are as rare as unicorns!!
    Mines an Auto...

    Im on the Central Coast, about 1.5hrs drive north of Sydney...


    The repairs were pretty straight forward, the tricky bit was drilling out the spotwelds holding the old gaurd on.. trying to only drill through the top layer not the underside, ended up drilling through half of them anyway, just fill it back up with weld she's all good!! other than that, just a bumper - easy as..
    The light was amazingly still intact.. I just didnt really like the rear end of the VY, how the rear bumper has the cutout bit - black plastic in the middle at the bottom, and I liked the look of the VZ Calais lights so thought if im going to do it, now is the time..!

    Got out of it all done for like $500 painted.. second hand bumper, genuine taillights, genuine body panel, from holden, a big ass one in sydney, a weekend, day to get the new panel on, another day to paint it... good as new... The panel shops were all over $1000 for just the quarter repaired/replaced and another bumper - leaving the original lights in...
     
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    what a great looking car, Mod's have made the car look sooo much nicer than stock...

    Gotta love an Phreddy dash aye!
     
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    haha yeh so wasnt to hard ay

    im always at the coast, ive got family living at shelley beach, i go their every holidays for a couple of weeks, love it their

    mmmm yeh i wish their were more manuals around
     
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    Thanks rch-13z,
    Its not over the top, basically if you didnt know alot about cars - (the average joe) it could pass as stock, (except the rims) just a tidy looking car... I hope, kinda what I was going for!

    Its always good to hear others like it too!!

    And yeah, You CAN NOT BEAT a Phreddy-erized Dash IMHO... I love it, its like a different car at night!!


    Shelly beach is pretty nice hey, love the beaches... haven't been out that way in a while but...

    Let us know when you're going to be up here, go for a cruise or a drink...
     
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    Hey guys, What do you think of a VY/VZ Senator bob tail spoiler??? Im seriously thinking of getting one, possibly on the weekend, so what do you rekon??

    Im not 100% sure what its going to look like, but i've always wanted one on it so im hoping it comes out looking sweet, probly debadge the bootlid while I have the paint out!! good bye lion, hello new look rear end?!!!
     
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    That's gonna be an 'each to their own' sorta mod but I think it'll look good.
     
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    Hmm, I hope it does look alright?!! lol, I might've just bought one, haha,

    And yeah, I've seen a few people on here saying that they look **** on anything but a senator, but after all i'm the one who has to look at it day after day... we'll see!

    If it sits up too high I might be able to cut it in half, and just have half a lip spoiler, maybe mould it to the bootlid, smooth it out? Have to wait to see what it looks like sitting on there,

    Fingers crossed!
     
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    Ohhhhh kay..


    Well good news, and not so good news...

    Firstly good news = no more lion badge on the rear!! welded the holes up this arvo, quick skim of body filler to smooth it out, some primer and she looks sweet!!

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    ^^^ Welded in... bumped the surround with the grinder, so it needs a paint too, if I can't get a calais surround..

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    ^^^ After a 400 wet rub, I will pull it out when I paint it tomorrow, sand the inner edges that I couldn't, I needed the car soon after, and CBF removing and replacing it!!


    Next up not so good news! = I drilled into my boot lid pretty much going againts what I've been saying earlier (that I prefer the cleaner look - no boot lid spoiler!) So 6 holes later - 5 for the spoiler mounts, and one for the wire i'm less than impressed with it so far!! lol,

    Spoiler is in primer, hopefully spray tomorrow, and mount it up, have to wait a few days for the brake light (already ordered)

    I'll probly put a bead of silastic around the base of it to help prevent boot rattles, and keep it water proof, and will most likely colour code the number plate surround, its black atm, and hopefully find a calais garnish the crome surround...

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    Senator lip spoiler, primed ready for a wet rub, then paint...
     
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